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An Essay On The Tragic

An Essay on the Tragic PDF
Author: Peter Szondi
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804743952
Size: 54.34 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 113
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This is a succinct and elegant argument for the specificity of a philosophy of tragedy, as opposed to a poetics of tragedy espoused by Aristotle.

Laughter An Essay On The Meaning Of The Comic

Laughter   An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic PDF
Author: Henri Bergson
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447485521
Size: 28.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 129
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“Laughter” is a collection of three of Bergson's essays, originally published in 1900. Within them, Bergson attempts a study of laughter—particularly laughter caused by a comedian—to discover the different types of comic situations and to define the laws of the comic. A classic text for those with an interest in comedy and being a comic. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with a Chapter From “Bergson And His Philosophy” by J. Alexander Gunn. Henri-Louis Bergson (1859–1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher. He had a significant influence on the tradition of continental philosophy during the first half of the twentieth century until World War II, and is famous for his idea that immediate experience and intuition are more important than abstract rationalism and science for understanding the nature of reality.